Proper oral hygiene is the only shortcut to a dazzling white smile. But apart from hygiene, there are certain foods that are wreaking havoc on your dental health. Several food items are known to cause teeth stains. Gunita Singh, Cosmetic and Laser Dental Surgeon at Dentem, The Dental and Orthodontic Clinic, and Tanvir Singh, Orthodontist, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, have shared a list of food items that can change the colour of teeth for worse. You cannot completely banish these foods from your life, but certainly you can reduce their consumption.
Wine- White wine has an acid content that tends to increase the risk of dark dental stains.
Coffee- It might be helping you to stay up, but the acid polyphenol in it is staining your teeth
Balsamic vinegar- It is used for salads, but it has also a negative aspect. Its dark natural colour sticks to teeth.
Berries- The anti-oxidant property gets a thumbs up. The same can't be said about its dark hue that affects teeth
Curry- Again, amazing for tastebuds, but bad for teeth
Tea- Tea stains are worse than the coffee stains. All types of tea - black, green or white tea, stain the teeth.
Beverages- They are refreshing, but the acidic nature of that fizzy drink is eroding your enamel and also the bright smile.